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Andy Murray forced to wait for hip checkup after COVID-19 test result delay

Murray reached the second round at the U.S. Open this month in his first Grand Slam after hip surgery last year, but after developing a pelvic issue at Flushing Meadows the 33-year-old had to wait for a few days at home before meeting his doctor.
File image of Andy Murray.(USA TODAY Sports)
File image of Andy Murray.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 26, 2020 02:52 PM IST
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Naomi Osaka finds calm with second US Open title

Unlike the drama around her maiden Grand Slam in 2018, the Japanese player coolly rallies from a set down to beat Azarenka for a second victory
Naomi Osaka of Japan kisses the U.S. Open trophy in celebration after winning her Women’s Singles final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.(Getty Images)
Naomi Osaka of Japan kisses the U.S. Open trophy in celebration after winning her Women’s Singles final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 10:38 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta

US Open 2020: Kerber through to last-16 with straight sets win over Li

Kerber, a three-times Grand Slam champion who won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2016, converted four break points and has yet to drop a set at the tournament.
Angelique Kerber broke in the very first game of the match and then enticed Li into long rallies.(Getty Images)
Angelique Kerber broke in the very first game of the match and then enticed Li into long rallies.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 09:26 AM IST
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Djokovic plays down Nadal and Federer absence at US Open

Nadal pulled out earlier this month due to novel coronavirus-related issues surrounding the August 31-September 13 tournament at Flushing Meadows, while Federer will miss the rest of the season after having knee surgery in June.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are not taking part in the 2020 US Open.(Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are not taking part in the 2020 US Open.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 05:55 PM IST
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Bryan brothers not on U.S. Open entry list

The Californian pair, famous for their trademark chest-bump celebration, had previously announced they would bid farewell after this year’s tournament at Flushing Meadows, scene of their Grand Slam debut in 1995.
The Bryan brothers of the USA pose with the winners trophy after victory in the Men's Doubles final against Matthew Ebden of Australia and Jarkko Nieminen of Finland during day eight of the 2012 Sydney International.(Getty Images)
The Bryan brothers of the USA pose with the winners trophy after victory in the Men's Doubles final against Matthew Ebden of Australia and Jarkko Nieminen of Finland during day eight of the 2012 Sydney International.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 08:21 AM IST
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US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens

The fifth-ranked Svitolina, a Ukrainian who was a semifinalist at Flushing Meadows a year ago, posted Friday on social media that she doesn’t “feel comfortable to travel to US without putting my team and myself at high risk.”
In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York.(AP)
In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York.(AP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 10:08 AM IST
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New York | By Press Trust of India

No set guidelines for calling off US Open if COVID outbreak

According to a 10½-page “Player Q&A Update” sent out this week by the USTA, “There are no guidelines available to determine what number (of positive tests) will compel” the cancellation of the U.S.Open or the tournament that will precede it at Flushing Meadows this month amid the coronavirus pandemic.
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, tennis fans move in and out of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.(AP)
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file photo, tennis fans move in and out of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.(AP)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 09:39 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

WTA adds events to calendar, announces new rankings system

The WTA Tour, suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last month announced it would resume in Palermo on Aug. 3 and the tournaments in Prague and Lexington are scheduled to begin a week later.
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, Naomi Osaka of Japan, Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, Ashleigh Barty of Australia, Simona Halep of Romania, Bianca Andreescu of Canada, Belinda Bencic of Switzerland and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic pose for a selfie ahead of the 2019 WTA Finals at Lotus Hill Park on October 25, 2019 in Shenzhen, China.(Getty Images)
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, Naomi Osaka of Japan, Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, Ashleigh Barty of Australia, Simona Halep of Romania, Bianca Andreescu of Canada, Belinda Bencic of Switzerland and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic pose for a selfie ahead of the 2019 WTA Finals at Lotus Hill Park on October 25, 2019 in Shenzhen, China.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 10, 2020 08:59 AM IST
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Indian players question US Open decision to axe qualifying, reduce doubles draw

Tales like Nagal’s, however, will not be possible this year at the Flushing Meadows. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) on Wednesday announced that the 2020 US Open will be held from August 31 in New York.
Rohan Bopanna during a match against Leander Paes and Reyes Varela at Tata Open Maharashtra 2019 of the ATP 250 tournament at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, in Pune.(PTI)
Rohan Bopanna during a match against Leander Paes and Reyes Varela at Tata Open Maharashtra 2019 of the ATP 250 tournament at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, in Pune.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta

2-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka sacks her second coach of 2019

Top seed at Flushing Meadows, former world number one Osaka struggled with a knee problem before being upset by 13th seed Belinda Bencic in straight sets in the fourth round.
Naomi Osaka reacts after losing a point at 2019 US Open.(USA TODAY Sports)
Naomi Osaka reacts after losing a point at 2019 US Open.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 10:22 AM IST
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Kim Clijsters sets sights on 2020 comeback after seven-year absence

Belgium’s former world number one Kim Clijsters announced on Thursday her return to competitive tennis in 2020, seven years after retiring.
A file photo of Kim Clijsters.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Kim Clijsters.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 12, 2019 07:10 PM IST
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Paris | By Reuters

Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer: The great Grand Slam race heats up after 2019 US Open

US Open 2019: With his epic victory in the 2019 US Open his final, his fourth win at the Flushing Meadows, Nadal is now within touching distance of Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, to win the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, to win the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 01:40 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slam record

Nadal fended off a late comeback from Daniil Medvedev to win a five-set classic at Flushing Meadows, winning a 19th slam that also took him three clear of Novak Djokovic’s 16 titles.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia(USA TODAY Sports)
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev of Russia(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 10:17 AM IST
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New York | By Reuters

US Open final: ‘Was fighting like hell’- Daniil Medvedev thanks New York crowd for energy

Medvedev has experienced a love-hate relationship with fans at Flushing Meadows after an obscene gesture in a third-round match prompted loud boos, to which the Russian later responded with a taunt of his own.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia serves against Rafael Nadal(USA TODAY Sports)
Daniil Medvedev of Russia serves against Rafael Nadal(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 10:17 AM IST
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New York | By AFP

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open final

The 19-year-old Andreescu became the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open, handing Williams a fourth consecutive defeat in the final of a major to again deny her a record-equaling 24th Slam title.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada poses with the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams of the United States(USA TODAY Sports)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada poses with the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams of the United States(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 09:04 AM IST
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New York | By AFP

Medvedev grinds out win over Dimitrov to reach US Open final

Medvedev became the first Russian to reach a Grand Slam final since Marat Safin at the 2005 Australian Open
Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates match point against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in a semifinal match on day twelve of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates match point against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in a semifinal match on day twelve of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 08:38 AM IST
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New York | By Reuters

US Open 2019: Medevdev no villain says coach, just a misunderstood genius

Whether Medvedev’s decision to turn the Flushing Meadows crowds against him was a gaffe made in the heat of the moment or a stroke of inspirational genius is up for debate but the results are not.
Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates match point against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in a quarterfinal match(USA TODAY Sports)
Daniil Medvedev of Russia celebrates match point against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in a quarterfinal match(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 09:34 AM IST
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Serena Williams flies into semi-final, claims 100th US Open win

“I never thought that I would get to 100,” Williams said after the match, reflecting on the two decades she’s spent playing at Flushing Meadows. “It’s so special. I never want to let it go.”
Serena Williams of the United States waves to the crowd after her match against Qiang Wang of China(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams of the United States waves to the crowd after her match against Qiang Wang of China(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 09:34 AM IST
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New York | By Reuters

Elise Mertens ends Kristie Ahn’s Cinderella run at the US Open

Ahn may not have gotten as much attention as fellow Americans Coco Gauff or Taylor Townsend at Flushing Meadows but she walked into Louis Armstrong Stadium with major momentum.
Elise Mertens of Belgium hits a forehand against Kristie Ahn of the United States.(USA TODAY Sports)
Elise Mertens of Belgium hits a forehand against Kristie Ahn of the United States.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 06:47 AM IST
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Alexander Zverev loses at US Open as Rafael Nadal faces former champion

Sixth seed Zverev rolled through the opening set against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman under the roof on a rainswept Labor Day at Arthur Ashe Stadium, but lost his way to go down 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.
Diego Schwartzman of Argentina after beating Alexander Zverev of Germany.(USA TODAY Sports)
Diego Schwartzman of Argentina after beating Alexander Zverev of Germany.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 03, 2019 03:50 AM IST
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New York | By Agence France-Presse

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal thumps Chung Hyeon to enter last 16

The Spaniard improved his record here against players outside the top 50 to 35-1 and will meet 2014 champion Marin Cilic or top US hope John Isner for a place in the quarter-finals.
Rafael Nadal of Spain (right) greets Hyeon Chung of Korea(USA TODAY Sports/ Reuters)
Rafael Nadal of Spain (right) greets Hyeon Chung of Korea(USA TODAY Sports/ Reuters)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 02:36 AM IST
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New York | By Agence France-Presse

US Open 2019: Daniil Medvedev fined $9,000 for gesture, actions

Medvedev defeated Spain’s Feliciano Lopez to reach the fourth round of the year’s last Grand Slam tournament at Flushing Meadows.
File image of Daniil Medvedev of Russia(USA TODAY Sports/ Reuters)
File image of Daniil Medvedev of Russia(USA TODAY Sports/ Reuters)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 02:21 AM IST
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New York | By AFP

US Open: Slow court forces Federer to change his game

The DecoTurf courts at Flushing Meadows are resurfaced every year and a court generally speeds up slightly during the tournament because the top layer of acrylic paint, which contains sand, gets worn away as more and more matches are played on it
Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot to Damir Dzumhur, of Bosnia, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot to Damir Dzumhur, of Bosnia, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 10:25 AM IST
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U.S. Open: Osaka, Nadal, Coco open campaigns on day two

World number one Naomi Osaka begins her U.S. Open title defence on day two of the championships on Tuesday.
File image of Naomi Osaka(USA TODAY Sports)
File image of Naomi Osaka(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 09:44 AM IST
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New York | By Reuters

Novak Djokovic could face Roger Federer in US Open semis, Rafael Nadal in final

Djokovic, who defeated Federer last month in an epic Wimbledon final for his 16th Grand Slam crown, had the 20-time Grand Slam champion and third seed dropped into his half of the draw.
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, hits a forehand to Daniil Medvedev, of Russia.(AP)
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, hits a forehand to Daniil Medvedev, of Russia.(AP)
Updated on Aug 23, 2019 01:32 AM IST
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New York | By Agence France-Presse

First-round fireworks: Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova to meet at US Open

The past U.S. Open champions, two of the biggest stars in women’s tennis, were scheduled for an opening-round matchup when the draws were conducted Thursday for the final major of the year.
Serena Williams in action.(USA Today)
Serena Williams in action.(USA Today)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 11:06 PM IST
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New York | By Associated Press

Rafael Nadal stays at number two as Djokovic rules rankings

Nadal, who will be vying for a fourth title at Flushing Meadows, was too strong for Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s final, seeing off the Russian 6-3 6-0 to claim his 35th Masters title.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland's Roger Federer.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 04:35 PM IST
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Paris | By AFP

Uncertainty over Serena Williams fitness, Naomi Osaka form at Roland Garros

Serena Williams is still waiting for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam triumph, with her last victory coming at the 2017 Australian Open shortly before taking a break from the sport due to pregnancy.
Japan's Naomi Osaka returns the ball to Madison Keys of the US during their women's singles third round match.(AFP)
Japan's Naomi Osaka returns the ball to Madison Keys of the US during their women's singles third round match.(AFP)
Updated on May 23, 2019 06:21 AM IST
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Paris | By Agence France-Presse

Liked older Davis Cup format better, says Italy captain Barazzutti

Italy Davis Cup captain Corrado Barazzutti switched from sounding stoic about the absence of top-ranked singles player Fabio Fognini to sceptical when asked about the new format of The World Cup of Tennis that turns 119 this year
Italy's Marco Cecchinato and Simone Bolelli during a training session ahead of their Davis Cup match against India, in Kolkata.(AP)
Italy's Marco Cecchinato and Simone Bolelli during a training session ahead of their Davis Cup match against India, in Kolkata.(AP)
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 11:52 PM IST
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Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

From pain to pleasure: Novak Djokovic’s rocky road to magnificent seven

An imperious Novak Djokovic won a record magnificent seventh Australian Open title by routing Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday with a display of flawless tennis.
Novak Djokovic holds his trophy aloft after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal.(AP)
Novak Djokovic holds his trophy aloft after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal.(AP)
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 05:54 PM IST
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Melbourne | By Agence France-Presse
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